Jelly Belly Founder Introduces New CBD Jelly Beans

Jelly Belly Founder Introduces New CBD Jelly Beans

The Cannabidiol (CBD) industry is so hot right now that everybody from Martha Stewart to Montel Williams is trying to get in on a piece of the action. Now the creator of the original Jelly Belly jelly bean can be added to the list of CBD industry hopefuls.

Candy maker David Klein, the self proclaimed Candyman, created the Rolls-Royce of jelly beans in 1976, and now that CBD is no longer restricted in the United States under the Controlled Substances Act, he had the idea to combine the two to make a come back.

Klein sold his rights to the Jelly Belly name in 1980 in exchange for less than $2.5 million, which he received in the form of $10,000 per month for 20 years. This means that he is not able to label his new CBD-infused-beans with the Jelly Belly name. Instead, Klein’s new jelly beans are branded under the name Spectrum Confections.

“Everything I’ve done in my life was to get me to this point, and I truly believe I’m supposed to help people with my CBD jelly beans,” said Klein.

According to the Spectrum Confections website, they are currently sold out of pre-made product, but wholesale orders will still be accepted. Wholesale orders can be white labeled for self-branded packaging.

CBD Not Included

Spectrum Confections only manufacturers wholesale orders at this time, and unlike many other CBD candy distributors, they do not supply the CBD. Anyone interested in ordering the CBD infused jelly beans must first ship CBD oil or isolate to Spectrum Confections along with certified lab-test results displaying exactly how much CBD and THC is in the product.

Klein then uses the CBD that has been provided by the purchaser to infused his jelly beans. CBD isolate is preferred over the oil, according to Klein, and CBD containing more than 0.30 percent THC will be returned to the purchaser. They will only manufacture products that are legal in the United States, and anything containing more than 0.3 percent THC remains illegal under the Controlled Substances Act.

Original, Sugar Free, and Sour

There are three different types of Spectrum Confections Jelly Beans available in 38 different flavors according to the website: Original Jelly Beans, Sugar Free Jelly Beans, and Sour Jelly beans. One of the sour flavors is called “Sour Cherry Goosebumps.”

In order to “mask the CBD flavor,” the original and sour varieties are mixed with dextrose and malitol is used for the sugar free ones. According to Klein, CBD doesn’t taste great, so it is important to mask the taste of it.

10 Milligrams Each

The recipe used to make Spectrum Confections CBD Jelly Beans produces 10 mg of CBD in each bean. Purchasers are instructed to eat one if they want to consume 10 mg of CBD, eat two if they want to ingest 20 mg, and so on. Compared to many other products, that is delivering a solid dose of CBD in a tiny package. Many other candies containing 10 mg of CBD are eight times the size or more of a jelly bean.  

Two pounds of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans go for about $10.50 on Amazon, but the price of the Spectrum Confections Jelly Beans remain a mystery until you contact the company to place an order.

The Come Back…Again

This is not the first come back that the Candyman has attempted in recent years. Klein turned to Kickstarter in 2016 to crowd source funding for his new Coffee House Original Jelly Beans which were infused with caffeine and came in flavors like Chai Tea. He successfully raised $13,650 from 232 contributors.

Klein is also currently working on a creation he calls Polar Corn, a popcorn treat that you “freeze and eat.”

Photo Courtesy of Spectrum Confections

Martha Stewart Enters Cannabis Industry With CBD Product Line

Martha Stewart Enters Cannabis Industry With CBD Product Line

The queen of entertaining and retail, Martha Stewart, has her eye on a new realm to rule: the hemp-derived CBD industry. Partnering with Ontario-based Canopy Growth, Stewart’s name will be behind a new line of hemp CBD products designed for humans and animals.

“I am delighted to establish this partnership with Canopy Growth and share with them the knowledge I have gained after years of experience in the subject of living,” Stewart said in a statement. “I’m especially looking forward to our first collaboration together, which will offer sensible products for people’s beloved pets.”

Canopy Growth, the largest cannabis producer in Canada, is expected to benefit greatly from the lifestyle and merchandising expertise of an advisor like Stewart who has been a well-known and trusted name in households throughout the United States since the 1990s.

Just having Stewart on the team will increase the consumer’s trust and acceptance of Canopy’s CBD products when they become available.

“As soon as you hear the name Martha, you know exactly who we’re talking about,” said Canopy Growth’s chairman and co-CEO Bruce Linton. “Martha is one of a kind and I am so excited to be able to work alongside this icon to sharpen our CBD product offerings across categories from human to animal.”

The homemaking guru’s name is already behind a variety of products including shoes, cookware, wine, premium meats, and books, and she is not shy about her use of cannabis. “Of course I know how to roll a joint,” Stewart proclaimed in 2013, sparking an internet frenzy.

Entering the hemp-derived CBD industry is the natural next step for a successful businesswoman like Stewart. The line of Stewart-advised CBD products for pets is expected to be released first, and then the one for humans will follow.

This is not the first time Canopy Growth has recruited a celebrity collaborator. Snoop Dogg partnered with Tweed, a Canadian subsidiary of Canopy Growth, in February of 2016.

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